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Meaning of "dwarfism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DWARFISM

dwarfism  [ˈdwɔːfɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DWARFISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dwarfism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DWARFISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dwarfism

Dwarfism

Dwarfism /ˈdwɔrfɪzəm/ occurs when an individual person or animal is short in stature resulting from a medical condition caused by abnormal growth. In humans, dwarfism is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches. Dwarfism can be caused by about 200 distinct medical conditions, such that the symptoms and characteristics of individuals with dwarfism vary greatly. Disproportionate dwarfism is characterized by one or more body parts being relatively large or small in comparison to those of an average-sized adult, with growth variations in specific areas being apparent. In cases of proportionate dwarfism, the body appears normally proportioned, but is unusually small. There is no single treatment for dwarfism. Individual differences, such as bone growth disorders, sometimes can be treated through surgery, some hormone disorders can be treated through medication, and by hormone replacement therapy; this treatment must be done before the child's growth plates fuse. Individual accommodations, such as specialized furniture, are often used by people with dwarfism.

Definition of dwarfism in the English dictionary

The definition of dwarfism in the dictionary is the condition of being a dwarf.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DWARFISM


amorphism
əˈmɔːfɪzəm
anthropomorphism
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm
automorphism
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
dimorphism
daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
hemimorphism
ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
heteromorphism
ˌhɛtərəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
homeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homoeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homomorphism
ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
hylomorphism
ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm
isodimorphism
ˌaɪsəʊdaɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
isomorphism
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
mechanomorphism
ˌmekənəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
metamorphism
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪzəm
monomorphism
mɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
Orphism
ˈɔːfɪzəm
perimorphism
ˌpɛrɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
polymorphism
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
skeuomorphism
ˌskjuːəˈmɔːfɪzəm
zoomorphism
ˌzəʊəˈmɔːfɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DWARFISM

dwaal
dwale
dwalm
dwam
dwang
dwarf
dwarf bean
dwarf chestnut
dwarf cornel
dwarf male
dwarf mallow
dwarf planet
dwarf star
dwarfish
dwarfishly
dwarfishness
dwarflike
dwarfness
dwarves
dwaum

WORDS THAT END LIKE DWARFISM

activism
autism
criticism
Guelfism
hedonism
ism
journalism
Judaism
mechanism
metabolism
pacifism
prism
professionalism
racism
selfism
Sufism
terrorism
tourism
werewolfism
Wycliffism

Synonyms and antonyms of dwarfism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dwarfism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DWARFISM

Find out the translation of dwarfism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dwarfism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dwarfism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

侏儒症
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enanismo
570 millions of speakers

English

dwarfism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बौनापन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التقزم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

карликовость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nanismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

dwarfism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nanisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerdil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kleinwuchs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小人症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

왜소증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dwarfism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lùn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குள்ளத்தன்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बौद्धिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cücelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nanismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karłowatość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

карликовість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nanism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νανισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dwergisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dvärgväxt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dverger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dwarfism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DWARFISM»

The term «dwarfism» is regularly used and occupies the 94.632 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dwarfism

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QUOTES WITH «DWARFISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dwarfism.
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Billy Barty
We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DWARFISM»

Discover the use of dwarfism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dwarfism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short ...
This landmark volume is the first to trace the exciting developments in the field of dwarfism research and treatment over the past century—particularly during the past fifty years.
Betty M. Adelson, 2011
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The Little Difference - Dwarfism and the Media
The essay aims at introducing dwarfism as a medical condition, discussing the perception of dwarfism in society and history and critically analysing the (re)presentation of people with dwarfism in different types of media.
Jenny Haberer, 2010
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Advances in Dwarfism Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition: ...
Advances in Dwarfism Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Dwarfism in a compact format.
‎2012
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The Kaspar Hauser Syndrome of "Psychosocial Dwarfism": ...
This groundbreaking work concludes with a review by Joshua Kendall of the Kaspar Hauser figure in nineteenth and twentieth century poetry, prose, and drama.
John Money, 1992
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Dwarfism: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated ...
The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to dwarfism. If your time is valuable, this book is for you.
Health Publica Icon Health Publications, 2004
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Adapted Physical Education and Sport
The average height of an adult with dwarfism is typically 4 feet (120 cm). When compared with the general population, people with dwarfism are shorter than 98 percent of all other people. Generally, dwarfism results from either the failure of ...
Joseph P. Winnick, 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects
Pierre Robin syndrome See ROBIN ANOMALY. pituitary dwarfism The pituitary gland is a small organ, located in the brain, that controls the release of hormones (chemicals necessary for growth, reproduction, nutrition and metabolism) in the ...
James Wynbrandt, Mark D. Ludman, 2009
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Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies
Dwarfism Description— Dwarfism is a condition that causes an abnormally short or undersized person. There are about 200 conditions that result in dwarfism, most of which are genetic in origin. Dwarfism can also result from an endocrine ...
Lucille Keir, Barbara Wise, Connie Krebs, 2007
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Radiology Review Manual
Ellis-van Creveld syndrome = chondroectodermal dysplasia 3. Diastrophic dwarfism B. Mild bowed micromelic dwarfism 1. Camptomelic dysplasia 2. Osteogenesis imperfecta, type III C. Severe micromelic dwarfism 1. Thanatophoric dysplasia ...
Wolfgang Dähnert, 2011
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Preventive Management of Children with Congenital Anomalies ...
Syndromes. with. disproportionate. growth. failure. (dwarfism). Skeletal dysplasias are distinguished by disproportionate short stature and bony anomalies with more than 100 disorders now recognized. The combined prevalence of skeletal ...
Golder Wilson, William Carl Cooley, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DWARFISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dwarfism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Little People of America call for Freeburg High to lose 'Midgets' mascot
But almost a century later, Little People of America, a 6,500-member national group representing people born with dwarfism, is demanding that ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
2
Superstar Swimmer Ellie Simmonds is aiming for Rio
Born with achondroplasia, a genetic mutation which causes dwarfism, she refused to let her disability define her. She battled back from painful ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
3
BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Stock Price Target Increased by …
The firm cited Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) approvability rationale, Batten's developments, dwarfism commentary, and growing gene ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
4
Paralympian sets world and American swimming marks
"I never really swam confidently before," said Connor, of Timonium, who has dwarfism. "But now I feel I'm starting to catch up." Is he ever. «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
5
'We were told Adam would never have a conversation and that he …
When I was pregnant I was told that Adam had Achondroplasia, which is another word for dwarfism. To be honest, at that stage when I heard ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
6
Televisualist: The Pan Am Games Invade Your Television
... tonight's two-hour season premiere is in many ways a total series recap/clip episode focusing on one of the children (without dwarfism) of the ... «Torontoist, Jul 15»
7
GREGORY: 5 Things from Daytona and other racing
Abreu was born with achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that causes dwarfism. MASTER CLASS. Motocross fans around the southeast will ... «Bristol Herald Courier, Jul 15»
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Dwarfism treatment triggers mixed emotions
An experimental drug to treat dwarfism by lengthening children's bones is meeting skepticism from the leading U.S. group that represents little ... «HeraldNet, Jul 15»
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4-foot-4 NASCAR driver Rico Abreu wins first stock car race
Abreu, who stands 4-foot-4, was born with achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that is a cause of dwarfism. He became a standout in the sprint ... «For The Win, Jul 15»
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90% of Unborn Babies Diagnosed With Dwarfism are Aborted, But …
An experimental drug is being tested that could add stature to people born with dwarfism. But not all are pleased. From the Bloomberg ... «LifeNews.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dwarfism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dwarfism>. Apr 2019 ».
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